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Cannock Wood Services

Ambulance Service

Emergency telephone 999
Address: West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Millennium Point, Waterfront Business Park, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 1LX
Telephone: 01384 215555

Bus services

Arriva has advised us that “The No 62 is being withdrawn due to a decline in patronage that means the service is no longer commercially viable. The changes will be introduced from 16 August with off-peak route No 33 journeys extending from Hednesford through to Chase Terrace via Rawnsley, Hazelslade, Prospect Village, Cannock Wood.

Early morning and late afternoon Route 33A journeys will be introduced running between Cannock, West Chadsmoor, Clarion Way, Hednesford, Rawnsley, Hazelslade, Prospect Village, Cannock Wood, Chase Terrace, Burntwood and Lichfield.

There will be off-peak route No 33A journeys running between Cannock, Bus Station, West Chadsmoor, Clarion Way, Cannock Bus Station”

Links to the replacement timetables will be provided here when they are available. Until 16 August, the timetables for the local bus route 62 that includes Cannock Wood are:

Cannock Wood Methodist Chapel

Methodist Chapel The Chapel is carpeted, has comfortable chairs complete with cushions and two large tapestries hang on the walls. One depicts the Last Supper and the other The Good Shepherd.

Today’s congregation is approximately 20 but the Chapel can hold 40 seated with a further 30 standing. There are 20-27 Sunday School scholars.

Present service time is 6.00pm and Sunday School will be at 10.00am – 11.00am from September 19th 2010

The Rev. Fiona Brown is in charge of the Chapel along with three others on the Cannock Chase Circuit. The Superintendent Minister in charge is Rev. Raymond J Goode of Cheslyn Hay. Mrs. Beryl Nicholls (01543 674359) is Director of the Chapel having been a steward for over 24 years. Mr. Tony Toye (01543 683220) is also a steward of the Chapel.


Lloyds Chemist
Address: Rugeley Road, Chase Terrace, WS7 1AQ
Telephone: 01543 682739

Rawnsley Pharmacy
Address: Rawnsley Road, Rawnsley, Cannock, WS12 1JF
Telephone: 01543 878951

Christ Church, Gentleshaw

Christ Church Although situated in the village of Gentleshaw and the ecclesiastical parish bears that name Christ Church, Gentleshaw also serves the more populated village of Cannock Wood and is only separated from that village by the civil parish boundary which runs down the centre of the road.

The church is open on Saturday afternoons from 2pm to 3pm for anyone to visit, either for a time of quiet reflection and prayer, or just to look around and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat.

Our services are each Sunday at 9.45am and 6.30pm with varying services available. On the morning of the 1st Sunday of each month we normally have All Age Worship or “Family Service” as it is known by most. On the 3rd Sunday of each month there will be a traditional service of Holy Communion using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer

Christ Church Notice Board A mix of Holy Communion, Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer take place on the other Sundays.

On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 9.15am there is a short spoken service which includes the daily liturgy, psalms and bible readings. This is followed by coffee and fellowship. All are welcome to attend. For details contact Fran on 01543 674993. Each Wednesday at 10.00am there will be spoken service of Holy Communion.

Priest in Charge:

The Reverend Lynn McKeon, The Vicarage, Buds Road, Cannock Wood, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 4NB

Telephone: 01543 670739


Mrs Marion Tait 01543 682701

Mr Alan Blank 01543 671161

Visit the Christ Church website.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Chase Terrace Branch
Wade House, 7 Cannock Road, Chase Terrace, Burntwood, WS7 8JS 01543 684125

Cannock Branch
48 Allport Road, Cannock, WS11 1DY 01543 502236


Salters Meadow Health Centre
Rugeley Road
Chase Terrace
Telephone: 08444 127 244

Dr S Al-Hakim & Dr Gutta
Rawnsley Road Surgery
Rawnsley Road
WS12 1JF
Telephone: 01543 877842

Burntwood Health & Well Being Centre
High Street (next to leisure centre)
01543 687440
Open 8am – 8pm 365 days a year
This is both a GP Surgery and a Walk-In Centre

Fire and Rescue

Telephone nmubers
Emergency 999
Non Emergency 0845 1221155
Home Fire Risk Check 0800 0241 999

Telephone 0845 1221155
Address: Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Services, Pirehill House, Pirehill, Stone, ST15 0BS

Local Fire Station: Chase Terrace (Retained Service)
Telephone: 01785 898280
Address: Rugeley Road, Chase Terrace, Burntwood, WS7 8AQ

Local Fire Station: Cannock
Telephone: 01785 898060
Address: Old Hednesford Road, Cannock, WS11 6LD

Local Fire Station: Lichfield (Retained Service)
Telephone: 01785 898040
Address: Birmingham Road, Lichfield, WS13 6HU

Gentleshaw Primary School

Gentleshaw Primary School The village school, now Gentleshaw Primary, was built in 1878 and enlarged in 1882. Previously children attended lessons in a schoolroom attached to the School House, now a residential dwelling in Darlings Lane. Children paid a penny a week, and while payment could be made in kind, such as soap or eggs, the child who brought none at all was immediately sent home.

The school consisted of three classrooms, divided by moveable partitions, two little porches and a small back yard. The premises were finally modernised in 1958 with the addition of a hall, kitchen, flush toilets and automatic heating system.

To accommodate a rising school population three extra classrooms and additional cloakrooms were added in 1967. Now there are five classrooms and the school roll is some 130+ pupils.

Technology has progressed to the school with computers available for learning and the children have the benefit of excellent teachers in good surroundings.

Gentleshaw Primary School web pages


Burntwood Library Sankeys Corner Chase Terrace WS7 2BX Tel: 01543 682447
Opening Times: Mon & Wed 9:00 – 17:00
Tue & Fri 9:00 – 19:00
Thur 9:00 – 13:00
Sat 9:30 – 16:00

Mobile Library

Staffordshire Mobile Library Tel: 01785 278369
Calls in Cannock Wood every other Thursday
Hayfield Hill 10:55 – 11:10 Pineside Ave 11:15 – 11:40
Gilwell Road 11:45 – 11:55 Cumberledge Hill 12:00 – 12:20
2009 Timetable: Aug 6th & 20th, Sep 3rd & 17th, Oct 1st 15th & 29th, Nov 12th & 26th, Dec 10th & 24th.

Neighbourhood Watch

Police Contacts: Vicki Singleton 01543 464218
Ash Connor 01785 23129 Ray Jones 01785 234427



Telephone numbers
Emergency 999
Local Non-Emergency 0300 123 4455

Staffordshire Police HQ
Telephone: 0300 123 445
Address: Cannock Road, Stafford, ST17 0QG

Cannock Police Station
Telephone: 08453 302010
Address: Wolverhampton Road, Cannock, WS11 1AW

Rugeley Police Station
Address: Rugeley Police Station, 13/14 Anson Street, Rugeley, WS15 2BQ

Local Police Officers
PC 4128 Luke Norman c/o Rugeley Police Station

PCSO 8848 Sean Nicholls, c/o Rugeley Police Station


Post Offices

Hazel Slade (1.6 miles)
71 Rugeley Road, Hazel Slade, Cannock, WS12 0PQ 01543 423519

Sankeys Corner (1.7 miles)
5 Cannock Road, Chase Terrace, Burntwood WS7 1JS 01543 682257

Recycling/Waste Disposal

Burntwood Site: Ring Road, Chase Terrace, WS7 1JQ Tel: 0800 232323 or 01785 277452
Opening Times 09:00 – 16:30 Closed Wed & Thur

Cannock Site: Poplars Household Waste Recycling Centre, Lichfield Road, Cannock WS11 2JZ
Tel: 0800 232323 or 01785 277452
Opening Times: Winter 09:00 – 16:30 every day
Summer 09:00 – 18:00 weekdays 09:00 – 17:00 weekends Closed Mon & Tue.
NB: Both sites open at Bank Holidays apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day.

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